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trichobezoar

 [trik″o-be´zor]
a bezoar composed of hair; hairball.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A bolus of hair in the stomach or farther downstream in the gastrointestinal tract, often of a trichophagic person with trichotillomania
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trichobezoar

Bezoar, hairball Psychology A bolus of hair, usually found in the stomach of a person who may have “issues”. See Bezoar.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trich·o·be·zoar

(trik'ō-bē'zōr)
A hair cast in the stomach or intestinal tract.
Synonym(s): hair ball, pilobezoar.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

trichobezoar

A ball of swallowed hair in the stomach or intestine, usually of a mentally retarded or psychotic person.
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Trichobezoar and Rapunzel syndrome should be considered as a differential diagnosis in young females who present with nonspecific symptoms, such as epigastric pain, fatigue and weight loss, and an epigastric mass.
The recovered foreign bodies from these ten cattle were potato, trichobezoars two each and beetroot, carrot, food stuff (hay), part of the coconut one each (Table-1) (Fig.
Over a period of time, continuous ingestion of hair leads to the impaction of hair together with mucus and food, causing the formation of a trichobezoar. In most cases, the trichobezoar is confined within the stomach.
Thus, trichobezoar should be considered as differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in young psychiatric female patients.
At conventional radiography, the characteristic appearance of a gastric trichobezoar is mottled soft-tissue opacity in the shape of a distended stomach.
Gastric trichobezoar with a long intestinal tail is known as Rapunzel syndrome, after the Grimm brothers' story in which the prince climbed into Rapunzel's tower using the tresses of her long hair.
Rosenfeld, "CT diagnosis of a gastric trichobezoar," Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol.
The diagnosis of a gastric trichobezoar can be confirmed by radiography or endoscopy.
Th is can lead to a trichobezoar or hairball forming in the intestines.
The Rapunzel syndrome is a very rare condition where trichobezoar has extended up to the small bowel.